DS has really been into reading lately and wants more chapter books. He just read all of the wimpy kid books and loved them. I tried the cpt. Underpants books, he didn't like them at all, and thinks most of the books I suggest are too girly. Any suggestions?
I just asked my 10yo son what he'd recommend (since the other one of my boys doesn't read chapter books in English yet), and he recommended Captain Underpants. That's not very helpful, since your ds doesn't like those. Ok, so older son has no suggestions. Younger son suggested Kamehameha Nui. He really liked that one
eta- ok, both boys thought and thought (even though I was not thinking about the question anymore) and came up with Magic Treehouse books as well.
There are four science themed books out there that pit animals against each other and examine why one would win over the other in a fight. A second grade teacher was going on and on about how her boys love the books but off hand I can't think of the name of them. She described them as very science oriented but written and illustrated so well that the boys just love them.I will try to remember to ask her the name of the series and post back.
If your son like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, here are some others you might try. I agree with the PP's that have recommended the Mighty Robot by Dave Pikley, the A-Z mysteries, and the Magic Tree House. Some others that come to mind that I recommend to kids that like the Wimpy Kid books are:
Big Nate (forgive me, I don't know the author)
Black Lagoon Chapter Books (VERY different from the picture books)
I, Freddy (about a trouble making hamster)
Geronimo Stilton (My kids are LOVING these right now!! They are a mixture of a chapter book, picture book and comic all rolled into one) Plus there are a ton of them out there for them to pick from.
Good luck and I hope that he finds a series that he enjoys!!!
There's a series of books by Henry Winkler (the Fonz!) about a boy - Hank Zipzer. My third grade boys like them. They also like the series Time Warp Trio by Jon Scienska and I think may be the Weird School (titles are Mrs. Daisy is Crazy, Mr. ? is Loopy, etc.) Some of them like the Goosebumps books, too.
My son loved the Magic Treehouse books. He also liked the Wayside school books. I just bought him his first Hardy Boys book. There is also a series that he liked that had a book called Ms. Dasiy is Crazy and another about somebody being off the wall. You could also try Hank the Cowdog. Hank is a little higher level, but our library had them on tape and my son listened to them on the way to school. Good Luck!
All of these have been mentioned but I have to put my vote in for these based on what my ds loves:
Magic Treehouse, My Weird School, Black Lagoon, Big Nate, Wayside School and most of all Geronimo Stilton...
My 7 y.o. likes Boxcar Children, Magic Tree House, and anything non-fiction. Currently, Scholastic's Book of Records 2011. Also.. National Geographic Jr. magazine. We've also read Magic School Bus chapter books.